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Xavier's Thornton out for season after ankle surgery

Updated: February 13, 2006, 6:05 PM ET
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CINCINNATI -- Xavier senior forward Brian Thornton, who leads the team in scoring and rebounding, will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing right ankle surgery, the school announced Monday.

Thornton was injured in Saturday's home loss to La Salle. He underwent surgery the following day to repair a fracture and damaged ligament in the ankle.

"While no two injuries are exactly alike, it could probably be best compared to [former Cincinnati star] Kenyon Martin's leg injury ...

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